The White House is asking Congress to make welfare benefits available to Afghanistan migrants evacuated out of the country and transported to the United States.
The U.S. working with allied countries and private organizations oversaw the evacuation of more than 120,000 people out of Afghanistan in August. The vast majority of those were Afghans fleeing the Taliban, and roughly 65,000 of those Afghans were taken in by the U.S. and transported to U.S. military bases around the world, including in the United States.
Last week, the White House asked Congress to allocate $6.4 billion to help Afghan refugees resettle in the U.S., according to The New York Post. Part of the funds would go toward providing welfare benefits and legal identification to each migrant processed and paroled into the United States between July 30 and September 30 this year.
The United States pledged to take in tens of thousands of Afghan allies who worked with the U.S. military over its two-decade presence